New York Post "The last time a title-winning center fielder jumped from the Red Sox right to the Yankees, he returned to Fenway Park and immediately evoked sheer hatred … which dissolved into apathy by night’s end. How fitting Jacoby Ellsbury — the quiet, first-year Yankee whose personality couldn’t be more..." April 23
New York Post "This version of the Red Sox isn’t last year’s model due to free-agent defections, injuries and the pixie dust not being as thick. Twenty-one games into the season, the clearest indicator is the way the Yankees have handled the defending world champions. Jacoby Ellsbury, a Red Sox defector..." April 23
Yankees announce that surgery has been recommended for RHP Ivan Nova (partial tear of right UCL).
River Ave Blues "As expected, the Yankees have activated closer David Robertson off the 15-day DL, the team announced. He missed the minimum 15 days with a groin strain. Robertson threw in the bullpen last week and pitched in an Extended Spring Training game over the weekend. Bryan Mitchell was returned to..." April 22
New York Daily News "CC Sabathia knew it was coming. The moment he signed with the Yankees in December 2008, he understood it would not be a popular decision with his old fan base in Cleveland. When the Yankees made their first trip to play the Indians in late May, the lefthander understood what was waiting for..." April 22
Newark Star-Ledger "When the Yankees decided to have Vidal Nuno start against the Rays Sunday, it was supposed to be just a spot start, a product of the domino effect a rainout earlier in the week had on the rotation. But by Sunday morning, when news broke of Ivan Nova’s partially torn ulnar collateral ligament,..." April 21
#Yankees reinstate 1B Mark Teixeira from DL, recall RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A S/WB and RHP Bryan Mitchell from Double-A Trenton.
#Yankees announce Ivan Nova has a partial tear of ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will be placed on DL.
Tampa Tribune "Where to start? With the pitching? Chris Archer was outstanding. With the offense? Powered by Ryan Hanigan, Wil Myers and Evan Longoria, it was outstanding again. Mix them together Saturday and you get a 16-1 Tampa Bay Rays victory, a walk-in-the-park against the New York Yankees in front..." April 20
Fansided "The New York Yankees were in a bit of unfamiliar territory when the season began as for the the first time in nearly two decades, they were without Mariano Rivera at the back end of their bullpen. That lead to a handful of potential suitors vying for the closing duties, but it was a job that..." April 19
Hardball Talk "Yankees left-hander Cesar Cabral had an eventful Friday night. And not in a good way. Cabral faced six batters in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Rays last night and failed to retire any of them. After replacing Adam Warren, he gave up a single to Ben Zobrist before throwing a wild..." April 19
Tampa Tribune "Work the process, work the process, work the process. If there was one thing Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said this week – and he said it often – was his team needed to work the process. Have good at-bats. Continue to put the ball in play. “It will comeback to us,” Maddon said..." April 19
Teixeira said he "couldn't be happier" with how everything feels. Still expects to be back Sunday, first day he's eligible to come off DL
Newark Star-Ledger "Carlos Beltran's going to sleep on it. That is, if he can actually sleep. Beltran said he'll see how he feels Friday morning before telling manager Joe Girardi whether he can play after his scary tumble over a Tropicana Field wall in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Rays Thursday..." April 18
New York Post "Everything was aligned Thursday night for the Yankees to deal with cold sweats and nightmares. CC Sabathia against the Rays was a matchup that didn’t favor the Yankees, and it was awful with the ace working at Tropicana Field. With David Price on the mound for the hosts, runs figured to be..." April 18
New York Post "Mark Teixeira can return to the Yankees as early as Sunday, but return as what? He has fallen – physically and statistically – but to where? The offensive identity of Teixeira lingers as a key question to this season. With recent imports such as Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and..." April 17
Mark Teixeira played 3 innings in extended spring. No trouble. Says: "I'll be ready to play Sunday and disappointed if I don't." #Yankees
CBSSports.com "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17
New York Post "Derek Jeter still is trying to get accustomed to the Yankees treating him cautiously, as they did by sitting him out Saturday and Sunday with a tight right quadriceps. Jeter returned Wednesday night for the second game of a doubleheader against the Cubs and went 1-for-5, playing all nine..." April 17
Newark Star-Ledger "Righthander Michael Pineda started the game with clean hands and the Yankees ended it with a clean sweep of a day-night doubleheader against the Cubs. Pineda, who appeared to have pine tar on his left hand and wrist during his last start against Boston, pitched six scoreless innings as the..." April 17
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka was able to put his early-inning trouble behind him in a dominant outing against the Cubs in a 3-0 win on Wednesday in the first game of a split doubleheader in The Bronx. The right-hander overmatched Chicago’s feeble lineup, allowing just a bunt single to Junior Lake in the..." April 17
New York Post "The Yankees-Cubs game scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed and will be made up Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader in The Bronx. Masahiro Tanaka had been scheduled to make his second Yankee Stadium start Tuesday. He will start Game 1 of thw twinbill and Michael..." April 16
Yankees recall C John Ryan Murphy and INF Scott Sizemore to fill 2 roster spots. Cervelli to 60-day DL. Greene was already sent to AAA.
Baseball source says JR Murphy will be called up Tuesday to take Francisco Cervelli's spot as backup catcher.
Hardball Talk "Agent Scott Boras is raising stink over anonymous executives making comments about his unsigned clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales, claiming they were “damaged” by the comments and “it’s a clear violation of the CBA.” Meanwhile, the Yankees have been wrecked by injuries and could clearly..." April 14
New York Post "By the fifth inning Joe Girardi was out of position players, Francisco Cervelli, who started at first base, was limping toward the disabled list with a right hamstring injury and Carlos Beltran was playing first base for the initial time as a big leaguer and praying the ball didn’t get hit to..." April 14
CBSSports.com "Former All-Star reliever Joel Hanrahan, attemtping a return from Tommy John surgery, should expect a big crowd of scouts when he throws for teams Thursday in Tampa. The Mets, Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox and Dodgers are among a decent-sized group of teams that has lost their closer or..." April 13
No Jeter in lineup. Stay tuned.
New York Post "Before a pitch had been thrown in Saturday’s game, Joe Girardi had disappointed many fans by deciding not to start Derek Jeter. It is part of the ticket-buying Russian roulette of this season for Yankees fans. Many are purchasing in advance in hopes of seeing the great shortstop play one last..." April 13
Hardball Talk "In the bottom of the eighth inning this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Yankees infielder Dean Anna doubled down the right field line off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop. Red Sox manager John Farrell quickly came out to challenge the safe call at second base, but the initial call was confirmed after..." April 13
Teixeira said he expects to come off DL next Sunday in Tampa
Hardball Talk "Derek Jeter was given the day off today after playing the series opener against the Red Sox last night at Yankee Stadium. While Yankees manager Joe Girardi understands that fans came to the ballpark expecting Jeter to be in the lineup and are likely disappointed to see him on the bench, he told..." April 12
Boston Globe "Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort. Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia and the Boston Red Sox gave Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York..." April 12
New York Post "Accused of doctoring the baseball by Red Sox announcers, Michael Pineda said the substance on his right hand/wrist area caught on camera was nothing more than dirt. When asked about the possibility Pineda had applied illegal pine tar to the pitching hand in Thursday’s 4-1 Yankees victory at the..." April 11
CSN Baltimore "Adam Jones quickly ceded his temporary place as the center of Yankee Stadium attention. By the time he came to the plate in the first inning, there were a number of boos directed at him because of his comments on fans rushing the field, but almost all eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka’s..." April 10
New York Post "Mark Teixeira just might be the latest Wally Pipp. No, Kelly Johnson is not about to become the Yankees’ regular first baseman and there is not a Lou Gehrig type waiting in reserve. Teixeira will start when he returns from his hamstring injury. But he might just be Pipp-ed out of his familiar..." April 09
Baltimore Sun "Inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, there might have been some relief that the Orioles' vaunted offense finally put together a game to be proud of in their 14-5 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, but the Orioles didn't put any greater value on this much-needed victory than..." April 09
Hardball Talk "David Robertson was the easy choice to replace Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer, but now that Robertson is out with a groin injury manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure who’ll be taking over ninth-inning duties. Asked this morning who’ll serve as the Yankees’ closer, Girardi told Danny Knobler of..." April 08
Teixeira also has Grade 1 strain. "Hopefully it won't be long "
New York Post "Yankees starter and winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and his catcher, Brian McCann, were on the same page Monday in the home opener. Pretty much, anyway. “I didn’t feel particularly sharp today,” Kuroda said. “I thought he was sharp,” McCann said. “With the help of the catcher and the..." April 08
Eduardo Nunez has been traded to the Twins for LHP Miguel Sulbaran.
Girardi says closer David Robertson going on DL with strained groin. #Yankees
ESPN New York "New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter gained sole possession of eighth place on baseball's all-time hit list with two hits in the first four innings Sunday against the Blue Jays, giving him 3,320 career hits and moving him one ahead of Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Jeter tied Molitor in the..." April 07
New York Post "When you reside in the AL East, splitting six games to start the season on the road and losing your starting first baseman to the disabled list isn’t something to get stoked about. Yet, when the Yankees’ six-game trip — which started with two defeats — is analyzed deeper than just the math, it..." April 07
Newark Star-Ledger "Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 in the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday to extend his hitless streak to 16 plate appearances to begin the season, the longest current stretch in the major leagues. Soriano, 38, is just one of two major-league starting position players not to reach base..." April 06
New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s barking right hamstring won’t undergo tests until Monday, but the Yankees put the switch-hitting first baseman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. “Unfortunately, it’s very frustrating. Hopefully it’s only 15 days and I am back soon,’’ said Teixeira, who left Friday night’s..." April 06
Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays rode a gem thrown by starting pitcher R.A. Dickey to a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. The knuckleballer went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and one walk while striking out six for his first win of the season. The..." April 06
Teixeira said he is "not super optimistic" about his hamstring, but hopes it feels better tomorrow. MRI on Monday in NYC.
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka was a hit after the nerves stopped jangling throughout his body. Jacoby Ellsbury displayed the type of talent the Yankees believed was worth a very high price tag. And Yangervis Solarte continued to make the Yankees look good for keeping him over Eduardo Nunez. Yet, the Yankees’..." April 05
New York Daily News "All spring, Masahiro Tanaka said he wouldn’t get excited for his first start until it was time for him to take the mound. That time has finally come. The Yankees’ $155 million man will make his major-league debut Friday night against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, trying to lift the Bombers’..." April 04